You can try out the Druid APIs using the Jupyter Notebook-based tutorials. These tutorials provide snippets of Python code that you can use to run calls against the Druid API to complete the tutorial.
The simplest way to get started is to use Docker. In this case, you only need to set up Docker Desktop. For more information, see Docker for Jupyter Notebook tutorials.
Otherwise, you can install the prerequisites on your own. Here's what you need:
- An available Druid instance.
- Python 3.7 or later
- JupyterLab (recommended) or Jupyter Notebook running on a non-default port.
By default, Druid and Jupyter both try to use port
8888, so start Jupyter on a different port.
For setup instructions, see Tutorial setup without using Docker. Individual tutorials may require additional Python packages, such as for visualization or streaming ingestion.
Python API for Druid
druidapi Python package is a REST API for Druid.
One of the notebooks shows how to use the Druid REST API. The others focus on other
topics and use a simple set of Python wrappers around the underlying REST API. The
wrappers reside in the
druidapi package within the notebooks directory. While the package
can be used in any Python program, the key purpose, at present, is to support these
Introduction to the Druid Python API
for an overview of the Python API.
druidapi package is already installed in the custom Jupyter Docker container for Druid tutorials.
The notebooks are located in the apache/druid repo. You can either clone the repo or download the notebooks you want individually.
The links that follow are the raw GitHub URLs, so you can use them to download the notebook directly, such as with
wget, or manually through your web browser. Note that if you save the file from your web browser, make sure to remove the
- Introduction to the Druid REST API walks you through some of the basics related to the Druid REST API and several endpoints.
- Introduction to the Druid Python API walks you through some of the basics related to the Druid API using the Python wrapper API.
- Learn the basics of Druid SQL introduces you to the unique aspects of Druid SQL with the primary focus on the SELECT statement.
- Ingest and query data from Apache Kafka walks you through ingesting an event stream from Kafka.